5 from 3 votes
Nutella Cake!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A Three-Layer Nutella Cake with Chocolate Cake, Nutella Buttercream Frosting and extra Nutella!

Course: Cake
Cuisine: Cakes
Keyword: Nutella
Servings: 15 Slices
Calories: 585 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
For the Cake
  • 400 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 400 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 8 Medium Eggs
  • 325 g Self Raising Flour
  • 75 g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
For the Buttercream
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 250 g Nutella
  • 475 g Icing Sugar
  • 150 g Nutella
  • Chopped Hazelnuts
For the Cake
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and line three 20cm/8inch cake tins with baking parchment – leave to the side.

  2. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. 

  3. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder and beat again briefly till combined. Try not to over beat the mixture! 

  4. Divide the mixture between the three tins and smooth it over – bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when poked, and when the cake springs back.

  5. Once baked, leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then remove and leave to cool fully on a wire rack. If the cake has domed slightly, leave the cake to cool upside down to flatten it slightly.

For the Buttercream
  1. Beat the Butter on its own in a stand mixer or bowl for a couple of minutes so its really supple and soft. 

  2. Add in the Nutella and beat again briefly so its basically combined.

  3. Add in 1/2 of the Icing Sugar and Beat till its incorporated fully, and then add in the second half and repeat.

  4. If the mixture is really stiff, add in 1tbsp of boiling water at a time and beat in before adding enough to soften it slightly. 

For the Decoration
  1. For each layer of the Nutella Cake, add a sponge, and then either pipe on slather on some of the Nutella Buttercream. Drizzle over some Nutella. 

  2. Repeat each layer till you reach the top. 

  3. Decorate with chopped hazelnuts and sprinkles!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Cholesterol 180mg60%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 69g77%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.